April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

White Bean, Leek & Butternut Squash Soup

This lovely is surprising simple, yet very hardy and tonifying.  The flavors aren’t overly strong or powerful.  Serve with nice crusty piece of molasses bread and you have a wonderful [...]

Insights On Sleepless Nights

Do you toss and turn all night long or wake of refreshed and energized?  Sleepless nights have plagued all of us at some time or another, however with more than [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments

Mulled Red Wine With Rosemary

Chilly weather means warm drinks and mulled wines are a classic.  Serve at holidays dinners or after a day on the snowy mountain.  Explore different spices, wines and flavorings.  Add [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|My Blogs, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Baked Pumpkin Or Winter Squash

I use a lot of squash and pumpkin in my diet.  And this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it, as I’m a bit of a lazy cook. [...]

Pumpkin Custard

This is actually one of my favorite breakfast recipes in the fall and winter.  The custard is easy to digest, and this recipe is high in protein. Put it in [...]

Mushroom Hot Pot (Kinoko Nabe)

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for harvesting mushrooms–those fun little fungi that have marvelous healing benefits for the body. It seems that no one knows for sure how many [...]

Roasted Roots With Rosemary, Sage And Balsamic

Roasted roots are a staple for my family in the late summer, fall and winter.  You can easily vary this recipe to use other roots like parsnips, rutabagas, or turnips. [...]

Fire Cupping

Fire cupping is a wonderful therapy that has been a part of Chinese medicine for at least 3,000 years, and it’s becoming more common and familiar to Americans. Thank you!  Though on [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|2 Comments

April’s Holiday Special- 2 for $130

It's the time of year for some holiday cheer. Keep the colds, flus and blues away this holiday season with Amma therapy. Use them for yourself, gift them to friends [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Classes, My Blogs, Specials|0 Comments

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

During the cooler months it’s time to seek warmth, rest and introspection. Longer cooking methods like stewing and baking help to move our energy inward and slow us down. Their warmth [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Breakfast, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments